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When i turn the computer on there is a little picture of a grey file folder flashing with a question mark in it.. i have no idea what is going on

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This indicates that your computer cannot find an operating system (most likely Mac OS X) to boot. Hold down the "option" key when you turn your Mac on next time. This will bring you into a mode listing all of the boot options available. Once in, if there is an option for Mac OS X, select it.

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Hello welcome to FIxya!

Here you can check this procedure on how to open your files again.

"1) Check your Recycle Bin
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So ...after finding my "lost" movie file, with its file name, under Documents\Pinnacle Studio\My Projects i then went through the following procedures using your great advice Colour;
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